Louis E. Perriello of Nashua, NH
Louis E. Perriello
of Nashua, NH
Louis E. Perriello, 72, of Nashua, NH formerly of Chelmsford, MA died Monday morning, March 12, 2012 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
He was married to Virginia (Manganaro) Priore Perriello with whom he celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on February 9.
He was the son of the late Ernest and Bertha (McCullough) Perriello. Born in Boston, he was a raised in Somerville and Arlington, MA. He graduated from Arlington High School with the Class of 1958 and attended Northeastern University.
Louis Perriello Sensei was an accomplished martial artist in the discipline of Aikido and instructed thousands of students over the years. He began his martial arts career in 1958. He founded Northeast Aikikai in Chelmsford and owned and operated the dojo until retiring due to illness in 2006. He was Certified by the US Dept of the Interior to teach Aikido for Law Enforcement. He was promoted to Hachidan (8th Dan) in American Aikido and was inducted to the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He was awarded the USMA American Akido Grandmaster of the year in August of 2000.
He previously worked as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager with Nestle’s Foods for over 23 years.
He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua, NH and member of the Knights of Columbus.
Lou was an avid Sailor and enjoyed skiing.
Besides his loving wife, Virginia, he is survived by two daughters and a son in-law, Leslie Perriello, Anne and Ron Therriault all of Pelham, NH; a son, Mark Perriello of Washington, DC; two stepsons, Scott and his wife Krista Priore of Southbury, CT and Christopher Priore of Nashua, NH; two grandchildren, Alexa and Vincent Priore.
Visiting hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, East Dunstable Rd., Nashua, NH. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to St. Jude’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.